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FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 7:00pm EST
on the ground. haiti's ambassador to the united states visited a relief hearing in washington today and passed on a request. send body bags. >> body bags because the way they are disposing of some of the corpses is very undigfy anied. >> shepard: witnesses tell of make shift graves popping up all over the capital and they are not being documented and therefore their friends and family members no one will know exactly who died, where or weather. survivors struggle to bury the dead. medical teams and relief workers fighting to keep the living alive. steve harrigan live in port-au-prince this evening. earlier today you said you are starting to see more hopeful signs. >> certainly, shep, we have seen a bigger international presence on o the streets and u.n. convoys and international red cross but really tough going for the people especially here in port-au-prince. when you knock down all the buildings you have to do everything in the street and for many the street has become the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom and for some even the cemetery. we are seeing people leave the city in hope of mo
FOX News
Jan 8, 2010 7:00pm EST
in the wake of this, of course, very frightening event that happened on christmas day in the united states when there was a failed bomb attack. people's nerves are very much on edge. there is also a dark humor that permeates some sectors of society. we've heard of different people making jokes in different airports and it is not a joking matter right now. so we know that these people may have been drinking. they've been arrested. >> excuse me for just a second. sky news is interviewing live. they're the fox news equivalent for london. listen. >> did they, from your viewpoint, make their way directly to that passenger? >> in an instant. it happened straight away. they were very efficient and effective in their arrest. >> what reaction from him when he was made aware of what was happening to him? >> he seemed pretty calm. there was no shouting, no screaming. i think he sort of gave in straight away. >> reporter: you say two arrests were made. did you see the second person being taken from the aircraft? >> i didn't see the second person. i heard that through some other passengers on board. >>
CNN
Jan 8, 2010 3:00pm EST
room of the white house. the president of the united states is going to be coming out in the next couple of minute, and he is going to be giving a very important statement. if you are the president of the united states, and over the last week and a half, you have been hammered by the press over the way members of your administration have handled the incident in detroit on christmas day. what do you do? what to you do? think about this. you change the subject. that is what you do. you make sure that people start to talk now about jobs, and about your effort to try to improve the economy for all americans. that is what we expect that the ptd of the united states is going to attempt to do today. looking at the monitor, i see the president still has not come out, so we will go to the white house with ed henry who is our white house correspondent, and he is following things for us. so what do we expect the president to talk about, ed? >> well, rick, he is going to be talking about spending more of the stimulus money on what he likes to call clean energy jobs to turn around what is an a
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
space. something that the united states can do here that no one else can do, this is now a naval operation. the united states navy is going to have to project themselves and try to help that way. but it is reminiscent of really depressing and sad pictures, but it's also the human factor. these are really hard operations. there is a reason the military is so large and often inefficient. and anyone with any experience of large organizations, there are sclerotic moments and that leads to people dying. >> there is a story out that president obama may be writing "newsweek's" cover story? >> yes. >> it's been a rough week. we haven't had anybody filing on time. federal office holders apparently have a hard time. the president is writing an essay for "newsweek" about why haiti matters. right now, we're in the middle of a very familiar and good ritual in american life. responding to the vivid, televised images of a terrible tragedy. we are texting money. the outpouring has begun, but what it will be like in ten days, what will it be like in a month? i promise you won't be talking about i
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 11:00pm EST
a visa to the united states. >> okay. >> or be allowed to fly into the country. >> you know bureaucracy is always going to screw up. it's never going to be person. this flight in the negligenter lands and the way they do things is different than the way we do things. now, this overreaction. they're padding down everybody chbl the question is in your opinion, are we safe? i mean, are these people going to be able to get through the shield and has the obama administration weakened our defenses against al qaeda? >> we're not safe. we're in much greater danger than a year ago. it's not just bush versus obama. north koreans had an additional year to build nuclear weapons and missles. iranians had a year to develop nuclear weapons and to keep paying for terrorists. al qaeda had an additional year and two of the top four people in al qaeda in yemen were released from guantanamo bay. obama administration continues to release terrorists back into the world. >> bush did that. bush released those two guys. >> then, he was wrong and the state department was wrong and initial releases. we now have p
FOX News
Jan 11, 2010 1:00am EST
the majority leader of united states senate on the phone. what did he say al i am sorry? >> he side his statements were wrong and unfortunate. i have worked with him on leg slaegs over the years he talked to me and others and it worked for them. he didn't make excuses. he dealt forthright with it. you deal with his statement and record as you deal with nefsh else. we heard a lot of statements from president clinton to joe biden to others that we had to deal with. so fine. but -- and i told him what i felt was offensive about the negro di dial elect line. he never issued a statement. he wanted me to know how he felt with it. >> didn't it tri strike you? aside from the racial thing it was harshly analytical as if african americans were a commodity, a light skinned one worth more than a dark skinned within. the dialect. >> the way of being pundant. >> he didn't say it in a way where he meant to be abrace i have. >> the way i read it is he was trying to give reasons that he felt i think he used bad terms. the reasons he felt mr. obama would be popular to a lot of americans. reasons i have h
CNN
Jan 8, 2010 4:00pm EST
in the united states saying he's not guilty. this hour the dramatic scene inside the courtroom as he entered his plea and what comes next. >>> some muslim women say they're being stopped, searchened and even beating an airports sincely because they're wearing head scarves. is it part of the government's official policy? what's going on? >>> the republican national commit aye chairman under fire by members of his own party. they say michael steele needs to muzzle himself. >>> i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> his mug shot has been plastered all over the air waves and internet for weeks. today reporters got a better look at umar farouk abdulmutallab, the man charged with transcribing to blow up a u.s. airliner on christmas. our deborah feyerick was inside the courtroom when he entered the plea. she's joining us live from droimt. describe, deb, what happened. >> reporter: wolf, abdulmutallab walked in very, remember he's suffering lap burns have been detonated the bomb that was hidden in his underwear. he was wearing a white t-shirt and khaki pants, sneakers, his feet were shack
FOX News
Jan 21, 2010 7:00pm EST
in the united states right now. >> and republicans were quick to criticize. virginia congressman eric cantor saying, quote. the president's proposal will do nothing to help put measures back to work or help small businesses hire more workers." some of the big banks that weathered the crisis nichols said absorbed failing banks and kept it from being worse. >> they were instruments of stability in the midst of the storm. >> but some of those banks, too, got billions in bailouts. and officials say that can't be repeated. >> so there is no too big to fail. there is resolution authority. when they mess up, they die. >> some of the president's most senior economic advisors aren't as convinced that he is that wall street caused the current recession but they are convinced it could cause the next one. the president says if banks want to fight his reforms, that's a fight he is ready to have. shepard? >> shepard: wendell goler reporting from the white house. wendell, thank you. bottom line here, lots of politics. it does effect you, the consumer. president obama's plan would separate commercial banks
CBS
Jan 12, 2010 6:30pm EST
, and there are reports that some buildings have collapsed. raymond joseph is haiti's ambassador to the united states. he joins us on the phone. mr. ambassador, thank you for joining us. >> well, thank you, good night and it's a pleasure and a tough situation for me to be on the air tonight. >> couric: well, what can you tell us, mr. ambassador. what are you hearing about what has happened in haiti from residents there? >> i was able to reach the secretary general to the presidency mr. fritz longchamp, the only official i was able to contact. and he told me he was driving his car east from port-au-prince to a suburb east of the capital and buildings started to collapse on both sides of the streets so he had to park his car and start walking. and it was just at that instant that i found him. he said it is aÑi catastrophe of major proportions. that's his own words. and he told me he was not able to reach any official, not the president nor anyone. and he was walking to his place not knowing what was awaiting him, not knowing whether he could cross the bridge to get to his place. so, you know, it's hard re
CNN
Jan 9, 2010 11:00pm EST
to provide more agencies access to intelligence reports involving threats on the united states. >>> moving to afghanistan the suicide bomber who killed seven cia agents, we learned this week that the terrorist was a double agent and we found how he managed to slip through security. >> reporter: a jordanian doctor, a former senior u.s. intelligence official says he was providing very important information on some very high level targets. the double agent was brought on to the cia base in afghanistan without first being given a polygraph test, one of the basic tools in establishing a spy's trustworthiness. he had provided bona fide information, including the location of al qaeda leaders killed by cia drone strikes. a u.s. intelligence official says there were still questions about his reliability and the access he claimed to have to senior al qaeda leaders. >> reporter: he had already been to the base about a half a dozen times, because of the information he claimed he had, the cia officers told the local guards not to search him as he went past three layers of security. >> reporter: 13 cia
CNN
Jan 11, 2010 4:00pm EST
, and politics here in the united states. let's begin our coverage with dana bash. lots of emotion on this issue. >> that's right. the immediate question was, will senator reid step down, making calls, first of all, he said he won't, and making calls to democrats around town, especially in the senate. it seems as though there's no movement for him to do that, but reid, look, he's not a leader who is known as an orator, he's known for back-room dealing, and he has a big reservoir of support among senate democrats, but his advisers are still worried, they tell me, about the political fallout from this. that is why today he came out again for damage control. at home in nevada, harry reid's clean-energy event turned into an attempt to clean up a political event. >> i've apologized to the president, i've apologized to everyone within the sound of my voice that i could have used a better choice of words. >> those words reported in the new book "game change" saying then senator obama could get elented president, because -- reid tried to put his own explosive quotes in context, recounting his early priv
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2010 6:00am EST
from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their terminology and the way -- >> you know what is sad? if he was talking about how barack obama -- >> that's the bad thing. >> we're going to talk about this in a little bit. >> look at this guest list. there is from mark halperin 'and john heilemann's new book. they are coming in today. we also have reverend al sharpton coming in, andy card, governor howard dean, john heilemann, mark halperin, mike allen, erin burnett. and andrea mitchell. you bring up a good point. some democrats were circling the wagon. what about so-and-so, when he said this? i would respond, people this is your majority leader in the united states senate, right now. in 2009. >> well -- >> and that's problematic that the guy thinks and talks that way. >> the only saving grace he has was he was speaking positively about then-senator obama, about his chances, about the go
CBS
Jan 8, 2010 7:02pm EST
and cannot fly into the united states. since the detroit attack, the white house has ordered a review. sources say the national counterterrorism center has now sent hundreds of new names to the f.b.i. and the f.b.i. has upgraded hundreds of names from the master watch list to the selectee category. but for intelligence officials, it's a daunting challenge, trying to identify the true terrorists among a mass of suspects. >> there isn't a magic formula or a magic google program that will spew out a defined list of bad people. there has to be a human component here, and there's judgment at play and that judgment can be faulty. and we saw that in this recent case of abdulmutallab. >> reporter: now, officials say no watch list is perfect, but as a first line of defense, it has to be better than it was on christmas day. katie? >> couric: bob orr in washington. thanks, bob. turning to the economy now, the experts had been hoping, even expecting, that the latest jobs report today would show at least some improvement. but it didn't. the labor department said the unemployment rate held at 10% i
CNN
Jan 9, 2010 12:00pm EST
and this attack, he said, is also a message to the united states for the cia and to the jordanian intelligence that you can't buy somebody off. you can't buy them away from their fate, because, of course, the jordanian intelligence and the cia thought he was an operative for them. he turned out to have been a double agent, fred dreek kaw. >> what are the implications? video for the cia, for jordanian intelligence agencies, et cetera? >> reporter: we've been talking here with an analyst very familiar with security operations in jordan and throughout the region, and from his perspective, this is going to mean a real close, hard look at all agents, any country is running in that reason, and there are lots of different countries who are running agents in and around the pakistan/afghan border trying to get on, to the al qaeda leaders. everyone will have to look at these spies they're running and figure out if they can trust them. the bottom line here is, trying to track down al qaeda leaders, the analysis has to be, this is going to cause a setback. it's going to take time to reanalyze all of those
HLN
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
it. haiti has a track record of a money pit. the united states spent a lot of money there, $5 billion on aid there. the money hasn't always gone where it's supposed to. >> i think it's no secret u.s. aid as well as from other donors has been a failure in haiti. there have been areas of success such as reducing the hiv infection rate. all the other metrics by which you measure aids success, sustainability, impablgt, effects on economic development, human development, it's been a disaster. >> a lot of the problems may stem from haiti's government. it's been incapable and unstable as well. >> we are hearing one of haiti's former presidents wants to come back to help. >> yes. he says he wants to return from south africa. he was haiti's first ever democratically elected president in 1990. he was ousted in 1991 and again in 2004. master minded assaults. haiti was ruled by dictators before that. the situation, not necessarily a stable government in recent years. >> it's had a troubled past. thanks so much. >>> as many as eight officers could be in trouble for the deadly attack on ft. hood. t
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
, it's affect on the people of haiti. the united states is offering our full assistance to haiti and others in the region. we will be providing civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance and our prayers are with the people who have suffered, their families, and their loved ones. >> all right. we're going to bring in on the phone now luke renner who is a had yumanitarian worker just li off the haitian capital. what can you tell us about what you have seen, what do you know about the situation there? >> well, just to clarify, i'm about 90 miles north of the capital. we did feel the earthquake. we felt all of the aftershocks, but we haven't experienced the same damage that port-au-prince has. i've been trying all night long to get in touch with our colleagues on the ground in port-au-prince. the entire phone system here is completely down. communicationwise, the backbone of haiti is basically a prepaid cell phone system, and from all indications, that's just completely been obliterated, so what we've been doing is tracking with our colleagues and coworkers and
CNN
Jan 12, 2010 1:00am EST
connell saying that about an african-american candidate for president of the united states, trust me, this chairman and the dnc would be screaming for its head very much as they were with trent lott. >> trent lott was forced to step down as senate majority leader back in 2002, after saying in a public speech essentially the country would have been better off if voters elected strom thurmond in 1998. let's dig deeper with our panel. joining me, soledad o'brien. roland martin. senior political daily writer for the daily beast. wrote an interesting piece about this on the daily beast. if the republican had said this would people be freaking out more? >> absolutely. look, let's be honest about it. there is a double standard. here is the difference when you begin to dig deeper. that is you look at a person's history. you look at also what they said and the context of what they said. and so if you're talking about senator trent lott, when you look at the comment, america would have been better off had he been elected, he ran on a segregation ticket as a dixiecrat. you hear that comment, it
CNN
Jan 11, 2010 7:00pm EST
and daughters in the united states. the chinese government helps poor students who wish to study in the u.s. chinese students are the second largest group of foreign students nop in the united states, behind those from india. up 21% in the last year. but china wants to bring those students home again. according to ken lieberthal, head of the china center. >> they need scientists. they need people to understand complex systems, engineering and so forth. so they're encouraging students to go abroad where they get entry to major universities in the united states but to go back to china either directly from graduate school or after they worked in the u.s. they see this as a long-term investment to pay off handsomely. >> china's so-called thousand talents plan unveiled last year provides a generous relocation allowance and competitive salaries for researchers and educators to come back to china. until the last decade many students whoe came to the states did not want to go back to china, and now with china as a center of growth highly regarded professionals are considered a trip back to china.
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 7:00pm EST
's orphans. there is still a strong push to bring many of them to the united states and tonight we are seeing terrifying new evidence of the trauma some of them suffered when the earthquake hit. a missionary from ohio was visiting a port-au-prince of fannage last week when it struck. this is what he recorded. >> outside, go, go, go! go. >> shepard: obviously tense and chaotic moments but the missionary says all 20 of the children survived and they are now living together in a one bedroom apartment. today, some other orphans from haiti made it out of country and got a warm welcome here in the united states. the pennsylvania governor ed rendell helped escort the children on a flight to pittsburgh. you can see them on the plane that brought them here. the kids ranged in age from 11 months to 12 years and once they landed on u.s. soil, a lot of folks who went to work to make sure that the kids get the best care possible and a lot of love. our molly henneberg tracking the story. what happened when they got here? >> hi, shep. they were taken to children's hospital in pittsburgh. some carried in one
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 3:00am EST
." it is anti-u.s. military and colonel brian salas, director of public affairs for the united states marine corp wrote a letter to the marine corp times saying" avatar takes sophomoric shots at the military and uses ... stereo typing of marine warriors and more dots. it does a disservice to the corp of marines and the public's understanding of their corp. "the movie makes marines look like loon gnaw particulars which we are a country that helps people. and then tuesday night at an industry screening of his feme telling the audience, quote, i have heard people say this film is unamerican. while part of being an american is having the freedom to have dissenting ideas. he did torch an american flag. >> what? i can't support that. >> i can't either. the director also says while he is not sure there was a political agenda in the flick, that as an artist he felt he needed to say something about what he saw around him. then he showed the audience a clip of the next blockbuster. >> it is even better in 3-d, jesse, even better. jesse, are people reading too much into this film, or are they not readi
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2010 7:00pm EST
, we had the president of the united states, who is also the leader of the democratic party in america today, acknowledge that republicans have substantive, positive alternatives on all the major issues of the day. and this was the beginning of the first real exchange of ideas. because you know the pelosi democrats in congress have totally shut us out of the process for the last 12 months. >> here's more from the president here today. thank you, congressman pence. here's the president. >> i am absolutely committed to working with you op these issues. but it can't just be political assertions that aren't substantiated when it comes to the actual details of policy. because otherwise, we're going to be selling the american people a bill of goods. i mean, easiest thing for me to do on the health care debate would have been to tell people that what you're going to get is guaranteed health insurance, lower your costs, all the insurance reforms. we're going to lower the cost of medicare and medicaid, and it won't cost anybody anything. that is great politics. it's just not true. >> was the pr
ABC
Jan 23, 2010 6:30pm EST
is not an acquittal. and today i'm announcing that the united states government will appeal this decision. >> reporter: blackwater now working under a name and logo, inch cyst their guards worked lawfully on that day. iraqis call it a massacre. >> let's hope that american justice will deliver justice. >> in many ways it's like abu ghraib. it's a symbol to many people that the united states isn't serious about democracy. that is acting out of its own interest, without the concern for human rights and rule of law. >> reporter: iraq's ambassador to the u.s. say the blackwater case alone can't i road the u.s./iraq ties. a spokesman with the justice department say they will file an appeal in the case next week. >>> rachel martin in washington. >>> one more note overseas in afghanistan a roadside bomb killed two u.s. troops bringing the u.s. death toll this year to 22. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, said u.s. forces will be at increased risk as more troops are deployed to take on the taliban. >>> still ahead -- a medical breakthrough for heart failure patients. this tiny pump could save many lives.
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
in the united states senate. >> thanksgiving weekend up in massachusetts. >> stand outside fenway in the cold. >> shake hands. >> you, too, can be a senator. >>> according to "the washington post," the fbi invoked false terrorism emergencies to illegally obtain more than 2,000 phone records during the bush administration. the bureau simply persuaded phone companies to turn their records over. a report says the fbi then issued approvaled after fact in order to justify their actions. >>> and with the late-night battle lines clearly drawn, team conan is taking its message to the streets. backed by a facebook phenomenon, fans of "the tonight show" staged rallies in four cities yesterday. conan made a personal appearance outside universal studios, even buying pizzas for hundreds of people standing in the rain. conan appears poised to leave nbc after he refused to move his show to a later time slot. meanwhile, jay leno who is set to take back his old show at the 11:35 start time says it all comes down to business. >> when the boss gives you a job and you don't do it well, i think we did a good job
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
to the president of the united states apparently now being quoted as pointing fingers at specific people. he does not only blame martha coakley for that fallout but the democratic senatorial campaign committee as well as potentially emanuel not blaming the president. others are saying the president has to assume some of this blame for letting health care reform get in the hands, the message at least, get in the hands of republicans. and the president allowing nancy pelosi to form health care reform and not having a lot of involvement in it until the bitter end. >> also people say tactically the ground game is slow to get out. they had the money but didn't put the operations. they got cocky about it. what does virginia, the resulting virginia, new jersey and, perhaps, massachusetts, if it does go into the republican column, what do they have in common? one thing, independence. democrats and republicans voted with their party but independents are marching in massive numbers towards the republican candidate. and that's the thing that you people have in common. they want to say that's an aberration
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2010 6:00am EST
. it doesn't go far enough. the congress in the united states has become a disgrace. it doesn't deal with the problems in the country. watching the state of the union and watching the camera pan across the room and looking, the average age of members of the u.s. senate is now 62. 56 or 57 for the house. that place is no more representative of this country. it is a bubble. it is worse than gridlock. it is self-interest. it is geographical interest. not about the common good. obama has been rolled by them. he thought he could charm them. he tried again. this time using a little bit of shame. but the great interest in this country ought to be the congress of the united states, republicans and democrats, and finding a mechanism to structurally reform it, and throw most of them or all of them out of there and start over. >> the president going on the campaign trail, is it a good move or style over substance? >> i think a lot of it is style over substance. i think obama says he failed to communicate. i think he's failed to convey any sense of conviction. i think he has failed to convey ide
FOX News
Jan 10, 2010 4:00pm EST
of yemen is vowing to work with the united states in hunting down terrorists in his country, but he is also opening the door for dialogue with al-qaeda. >> julie: and a shakeup in time slots for two late night show hosts. nbc have floated an offer on the table and they have heard back from one of the hosts. >> gregg: president obama says he accepts an apology from harry reid. he said at the time then candidate obama could win the white house because obama is a light-skinned african-american with no negro dialect. he says the matter is closed but it's unlikely, republican lawmakers, at least some of them are ready to let the issue drop. major has the latest. hi, major. >> good afternoon. it started yesterday with president obama saying he fully accepts harry reid's apology. today, democrats closed ranks. started with tim cain and other senators appearing on variety of talk shows. there is no surprise. reid and his staff organized a number of conference calls all with various democrats appearing on the sunday talk shows. apologies should be accepted. even one gave him a clear indication that
FOX News
Jan 11, 2010 9:00pm EST
. whether it is julian bond, whether it's the attorney general of the united states, eric holder, in effect he said, i've known you for a long time, anything that i can do, anyone you want me to talk to, i will be happy to do that i appreciate people writing nice things about me. there's a wonderful editorial in the "l.a. times" today and a number of things on the huffington post. i got a call last night it was night. i was surprised he was up this late from secretary salazar. he said make sure you tell everybody that you have done more for diversity in the senate than all the rest of the people put together. >> sean: the book that started this "game change" they are going to be here you don't want to miss this interview. this isn't reid's first misstep when it comes to race. it seems many of those who preach to us about these issues are some of the worst offenders. prince harry's shocking comments are the lateness a series of intemperate remarks. this isn't the first time he has made racially insensitive comments. >> we've seen it again and again, we like to pretend america's health care c
FOX News
Jan 12, 2010 3:00pm EST
charged case before the united states supreme court. the debate is whether the government should have power to keep convicted sex offenders behind bars after they've served their time handed down by the judge. united states verse graden come stock, served three years in prison for possession of child porn but the feds designated him as sexually dangerous before he was released from jail and they decided to keep him in a north carolina facility indefinitely for treatment. lower courts ruled that's unconstitutional. molly is live outside the courthouse. break down the government's argument. >> the federal government has the responsibility to be a back stop. people finishing prison terms but likely to perhaps commit in the future what the government calls serious sexual offenses, the government that is responsibility to take them and put them in a civil institution, like a psychiatric hospital, if the states won't and hold them indefinitely. this is allowed by a 2006 law giving the government this power. take a listen. >> it's designed to provide further care and treatment both for the b
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2010 2:00pm EST
the government to realize the message they are sending to every other united states citizen, when these kids come and they want to do mission programs and they go to their parents and say mom, dad, i want to reach out. i want to help across the world. i think that there's a real good chance here that the parents are going to say no way. look what happened to those lynn university students. they never came home. and nobody went there to help them. we didn't give it our all. i think lit have a long-term effect on the state of our humanitarian missions in the future. >> there are those that suggest that this is now a recovery effort and not a rescue effort. i wonder did a. >> 2340, no, no, no. it is not a recovery operation. they hear tapping. they hear tapping. the troops -- the rescue effort is still there. we are not giving up. our government needs to get down there and needs -- many, many days yet of recovery operation looking for survivors. there are survivors in that building. if they hear tapping, there is someone in there tapping and i want to know who it is. and get them the hell out of the
FOX News
Jan 10, 2010 7:00pm EST
there by both the united states and yemen. according to the top u.s. commander in the region, general david petraeus, washington is now doubling security assistance to the country. combat forces there have been training with live fire exercises and mock raids. part of the beefed up efforts to fight insurgents. and this weekend, yemen's president says he's ready to open a dialog with al-qaeda fighters, but only if they're willing to renounce terrorism. greg palkot reports on the capital in yemen, greg? >> julie, we've only got a short time on the ground here in yemen, but already getting some strong impressions of the successes and the challenges on this new front, in the war on terror, first to the successes, our contact telling us here today that yemeni counterterrorism forces some trained by the u.s. rounded up seven more al-qaeda suspects in recent days and there have been others nabbed as well. this happened to the east of where we are in the capital of yemen, a hot bed of al-qaeda support, it is a very rugged country indeed. at the same time though, we're hearing from two other sources
CNN
Jan 9, 2010 1:00am EST
system will be approved by the united states supreme court. no major cases have been prosecuted in a military tribunal since world war ii. we know that if he goes into the united states district court he is going to come out with a life sentence without parole and that will be the end of it. i think that's a safe and appropriate bet for the government to say. >> commander lippold, do you think, though, he should be handled by the military? >> absolutely. i mean, that argument that jeffrey just made sounds real good, but the reality of it is, this administration has recognized the military commission system is a proper venue. they're going to take the principal conspirator for the attack on uss cole and try him via the military commission's process. i doubt the administration would do that especially after the president met with those families in february and looked them in the eye and said they would see justice served. put the principal conspirator through a process they didn't believe would work and, in fact, render the verdict that we need to see. >> commander, do you think i
FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 7:00am EST
first before you board a flight to the united states. not so. turns out prior to the attempted bombing, they didn't check their visas until they were in the air. it was a policy. it was not just an oversight. this is the federal policy. here is a quote from an obama official. the problem was not the misspelling but the system designed prior to christmas day at post, at main state, and nctc, the system did not require anyone to focus on the existence of the vis a. they are reeing the policy. but what is the point of the policy. why review the passport or visa when you are in the air if you contain them on the ground. >> explain the logic of even if they don't try to blow up the plane as you hope and it actually lands. still it is somebody's visa doesn't check out, you have to deport them back? >> you land the flight and stop in green land across thuar say you need to get off the flight. we fail to check your visa. it is a bigger problem. the rail system in this country. it would take amtrak and so forth. they don't check id's until you are on the train an hour into the train and then ch
FOX News
Jan 8, 2010 11:00am EST
initially for passengers headed to the united states, other european countries have also installed these machines, however, not everybody is happy about the use of these greg halcot will bring us town speed and what the reaction is. >> we've been doing our survey around the european cont tent and found pretty fast response for a region not always on its feet. let's start with am der stam's airport, under which abdulmutallab transited on his way to detroit on christmas day. they have had 15 full body scanners in place, but they tell us that they're on a trial basis, it's voluntary, they're only for european flights, not for transit passengers, so, in fact, abdulmutallab did not use one of those devices. but they tell us that within two weeks, they will be used for all passengers heading to the united states from amsterdam, 60 more are on order. in the u.k., british authorities tell us london's heathrow, which receives a large amount of u.s.-bound flights will have full-body scanners. for those passengers, french officials say there will be one scanner in place at charles de gaulle a
HLN
Jan 14, 2010 6:00am EST
of the united states army. stephen, we love you so much and miss you there.'s not a day that goes by that we are not praying for your safe return. we love you to the moon. >> she had her daddy doll in the pumpkin patch. if you know someone in the service, go to cnn.com/robin. >>> "american idol" went down last night. vanessa spends her time in tennessee, diving off bridges and buying dresses at the dollar store. ♪ >> it's good. she got through to hollywood. the judges liked her authentic country charm. look at simon, he really did. >> check out her reaction. >> vanessa, you better start practicing and believing in yourself otherwise, you're going to get swallowed up. >> none of my friends are going to believe this. >> show them the ticket. see you later. >> of course, i know auditions are not complete without bad singing, strange behavior and stranger outfits. how the human guitar did in front of the judges. >>> jennifer says she's afraid of the human guitar. all right. i know the pictures coming out of haiti have you ready to give. there's a huge need for donations out there. you should k
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
-au-prince with the latest on the rescue efforts. he's at the airport. jonathan, i know that the united states military is trying to get as many of those great big planes in there because each one really is like a flying grocery store. they're stock full of stuff that those people need desperately. >> yeah, absolutely, steve. and the c-17 cargo planes from the u.s. air force from mcguire air force base, from travis air force base were here regularly yesterday. they were only on the ground about an hour a time, an extraordinary operation to watch them land, get unloaded. turn back around and go back to get more supplies. but you get the sense, steve, that this is very much a make or break day for haiti. a lot of the supplies have been coming in here to the port-au-prince airport but i spend many, many hours out on the streets of port-au-prince yesterday and i can tell you this -- i did not see a single instance in which that aid was being handed out to the desperate people who need it most. and there was a calmness among the desperation yesterday. we did see those instances of looting but they were few
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 11:00pm EST
share the meeting. our story will open with a steadfast between the united states and the japanese navy over aquatica now in the solomon islands. we find ourselves in the southwest pacific in 1942 through 1944. in many of these battles, the japanese gave as good as they got. the new tactics had to be developed to defeat the powerful japanese navy. mander arleigh burke suddenly became to national fame during his service of battles with his destroyer squadron named them the little beavers. he loved the little beavers. he always loved those favors untracked sailors and that's why the lone star sailor down on involving avenue symbolizes that let that he has for sailors. burke was an aggressive combat leader. his standing orders were to attack an enemy contact without orders from the task force commander. in the battle empress augusta bay and cape st. george, he emulated among all people the strategy to defeat hannibal in the second punic war. here's how he described it to himself. the plan was based on hitting the enemy with one set of surprises after another. this is accomplished by turnin
FOX News
Jan 8, 2010 6:00am EST
the president of the united states after looking at that review, and he said we are at war. >> we are at war. we are at war against al qaeda, a far-reaching network of violence and hatred and attacked us on 9/11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people, and who is plot to go strike us again and we will do whatever it takes to defeat them. >> a lot like president. >> he was very presidential there. he sounded like george bush because he talk on the war, not on terror, but we are on war. he was in front of the lincoln fireplace, and he also sounded like harry truman where he said the buck stops with me. what i think is interesting, though, one of the things that he said was he said, quote, he issued a directive, "i'm directing our intel community immediately to assign all leads on high provide orty threats so the leads or pursued and act the upon aggressively. not just most of the time, but all of the time." >> wait a minute, weren't we already doing that? apparently not. >> no kidding. there's no many experts and pundits now that were criticizing that exact part of the preach because who would h
FOX News
Jan 12, 2010 6:00am EST
simply was not ready to be president of the united states. it was not his turn. watch. >> his view was that obama was not ready to be president, that he wasn't experienced enough, that he didn't understand policy well enough. he thought it wasn't his turn. when obama beat hillary in iowa and the democratic party started to coalesce around obama, he kon he couldn't believe it. he got on the phone with kennedy a few days after iowa and got into a heated argument. >> the whole town in the book about what happened in iowa when hillary clinton did lose in iowa, bill clinton was watching a bowl game and in comes terry mcauliff and says how are we doing? we're getting killed. we're coming in third, behind edwards and bill was stunned and essentially said now i'm in and he started asserting himself. >> hillary thought that the election, the caucuses were stolen by out of state voters and that's where it went. >> the interesting thing that a lot of people are wondering where the clinton machine is with all of this because usually they would be armed and ready to go the minute that there wo
HLN
Jan 18, 2010 6:00am EST
the kids are and when they're going to finally come to the united states. >>> also -- >> the guys here are -- they don't want to leave. they want to continue working. >> rescuers fight to free the quake survivors as many haitians turn to faith to pull them through the devastation. >>> 1,000 u.s. troops are in haiti right now trying to bring security and a sense of calmness. but officials say that violence is increasing there, and that could really hurt the rescue effort. retired general hustle honore who led the rescue effort after hurricane katrina says that security forces need to be careful not to overreact as starving people scrounge for food and water. >>> we've got new video in this morning. this was shot late tuesday as the quake was happening. look at the room start to shake. and this woman runs as the house begins to collapse around her. moments later, much of the city of port-au-prince would be leveled. >>> the turkish man who tried to assassinate pope john paul ii in 1981 was released from prison after 29 years. his lawyer says that the next thing for him is a psychiatric ex
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2010 6:00am EST
to the united states or may want some money this is one of the top bankers in the entire country. he didn't want anything but to help protect america. >> by the way, this statement by brennaman is the very way this president leads. a number of times he has taken responsibility, said he is sorry, and moved on. and we've been often jarred by that. >> ironically, he will actually gain more political stature doing that, than by blaming george w. bush. it doesn't make a lot of sense, but at this point, when the white house blames george w. bush for anything, even if they have a good argument it makes them look small when they say, hey, the buck stops with me. doesn't it make the president seem more confident. it makes him seem like more of a leader. >> two quick things about that, joe. one a lot of people are sick about all of the references to the bush administration. it's over. it was a year ago. move on. that's in the rear view mirror. i was reminded about my conversation with a top-ranking national security official and it gets to the volume of threats. >> oh, yeah. >> i mean, just the sheer volu
NBC
Jan 13, 2010 7:00am EST
with the united states agency for international development. dr. shah, good morning. >> good morning, ann. >> last night, the president said in the white house situation room last night that he wanted usid and other agencies to do an aggressive, coordinated effort by the u.s. government. so, what can you tell us about the first step that the u.s. is taking to do something about this crisis in haiti? >> well, first i'd say that our thoughts and our prayers are with the people of haiti at this critical time. the president is very focused on his top priority, which is saving lives in this critical initial 72-hour period. we're also very focused on protecting american citizens who are in haiti and identifying them and supporting their needs and their families' needs. we have set up a phone number that american citizens and families can call. 1-888-407-4747. that's been set up at the state department so that people can inquire about the safety and security of their family members. and we're very focused, of course, on supporting that and on protecting and saving lives in this initial period. >> will u.
FOX News
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
. in this country, united states of america, all airports must have the safety zone within the next five years. >> all right. the new york high school gym teacher who brutally punched an mtv jersey shore star, the reality star snookie fired. new york city's public department of education drafting his termination letter at this hour. once he gets it, he'll have 30 days to box up his stuff. he socked snookie in the mouth last august. they decided not to air the punch. he apologized to all the students and apologized and embarrassed for his behavior. warned about actually using excess alcohol but would not keep his job. gretchen? >> it may be healthier to have junk in your trunk? than a spare tire around the gut. that according to a research -- new research published in this week's international journal of obesity. researchers say the extra padding on your butt can help protect against diabetes and heart disease. they also found that not all fat is created equal. thank goodness. some is more beneficial than others. all right. that's an interesting study. >> yeah. herschel walker is out of luck
CNN
Jan 8, 2010 1:00am EST
it. we have a lot more tonight on the security situation in the united states. we're going to look at what happened at newark airport in a little bit. >>> right now, let's talk strategy with senior political analyst david gergen, national security analyst and former bush homeland security adviser frances townsend. paula newton, on the ground in yemen reporting from where this plot was apparently hatched. the president took personal responsibility for the failure. said it is not a time for partisanship, but it's a time for citizenship. the gop is coming out against this. >> that lasted about five minutes, didn't it? the one thing he did do was something that a man on this program a couple nights ago said he had to do, take personal responsible for this. just as john f. kennedy did after the bay after pigs and ronald reagan did when the marines were blown up in the 1980s. that was a step forward. to believe that this is going to end the partisanship over this issue i think doesn't recognize the current political realities. republicans believe deep in their bones this would not have h
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 4:00pm EST
this might be a case for a cold shoulder but the president of the united states apparently has accepted harry reid's apology for racial remarks. but the senate majority leader is not quite out of trouble yet. according to a new book, reid said in 2008 that candidate obama could be successful because of his, quote, light-skinned appearance and speaking patterns, quote, with no negro dialect. it was the buzz of sunday talk shows today. despite the apologies and acceptance of the apologies and cnn's kate baldwin joins us now from washington. >> well, it doesn't sound like senator reid plans to go anywhere any time soon. a spokesman says the majority leader will stay in his position and will continue to seek re-election. reid's spokesman also firing back to republican critics for, quote, looking to politicize the issue. but today republicans are coming out strong. senator john corning and others calling on reid to vacate his post. corning called the majority his comments embarrassing and republican party chairman michael steele said the comments were racist and accused the democratic party in rea
CNN
Jan 10, 2010 7:00pm EST
an african-american candidate for president of the united states, trust me, this chairman and the dnc would be screaming for his head, very much as they were with trent lott. >> now, trent lott, a republican and former senate majority leader, was forced from his post in 2002 following comments. he eventually apologized for. but the country would be better off if pro-segregationist presidential candidate thurman had won the presidential election decades earlier. tim kaine, head of the democratic party argued today there's no similarity in the two situations. he says the case is closed following reid's apology and president obama's acceptance of it. >> senator reid went out and apologized for comments that were insensitive. they were comments made in the context of him praising president obama and supporting his candidacy for president. the senator was wise to immediately apologize and the president talked very specifically about how he knows who senator reid is and accepted the apology. >> while conceding reid's comments were insensitive, other democrats today are trying to pour cold water o
FOX News
Jan 13, 2010 8:00pm EST
's appropriate for him to address haiti quickly. the united states is a noble nation and a the world needs to hear that over and over and over. already the u.s. coast guard is saving lives in haiti and america will respond generously to this devastation. we always do. always. as far as haiti is concerned, the usa has given that country more than $1 billion over the past five years. the world bank donated 300 million over the same time. it is clear america is very concerned about the world's poor. talking points would like to know how much money russia and china have donated. i myself donate money to the haitian health foundation run by a connecticut patriot, dr. jerry lonnie. i give the money directly to the doctor because i know if i send it to the island, haitian authorities will most likely steal it. and therein lies the problem with haiti, massive corruption. there are 9 million haitians on the island, so enough aid to provide for all of them. it could be a tourist mecca. it's rich in culture, has the caribbean sea and very nice people. but there is little -- my travels have been illum
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